African-American trials

Portrait of Cinque, from Documents relating to the Africans taken in the Amistad (1840)
In honor of Black History Month, the Lillian Goldman Law Library is pleased to make publicly available one of the most comprehensive contemporary accounts of the case of the...
Portrait of Cinque
The Lillian Goldman Law Library is proud to join with the Yale Black Law Students Association in remembering the most famous event in New Haven’s history, the Amistad...
We accuse : Bill Epton speaks to the court (front cover)
…50 years ago. NEW YORK - Bill Epton stood before the court at his sentencing hearing and delivered the fiery speech “We accuse.” In it Epton, a community...
We are always delighted when our resources find their way into published works. The latest example is the new book by Professor James Epstein of Vanderbilt University,...
A brief research guide, Researching Race in the American Trials Collection, is now online. A link to the guide is in the Law Library’s Research page, under the heading...
The Rare Book Collection’s image galleries on Flickr are now part of the Yale Law Library’s Flickr site. All the previous content is still there – Legal...
The sesquicentennial of the infamous Dred Scott decision was marked in 2007. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that slaves were property and not citizens; they could...
Among the most uncommon and interesting of our trial pamphlets is Isaiah Lanson’s Statement and Inquiry, Concerning the Trial of William Lanson, Before the New Haven...
History of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue (1859) is a lengthy and detailed account of the arrest of John, a fugitive slave belonging to John G. Bacon of Kentucky who was...
The Arrest, Trial, and Release of Daniel Webster, A Fugitive Slave (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, 1859) is a journalistic narrative. The...

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